Ball State Soccer wins sixth straight over Eastern Michigan
Ball State Soccer (11-3-2, MAC 7-2-1) won their final road game of the regular season against Eastern Michigan (8-10, MAC 3-6) on Sunday afternoon. The Cardinals won 1-0 at Scicluna Field, making it six straight conference wins for the Cardinals.
The goal was a 50th minute shot outside the box by junior midfielder Peighton Cook. The goal was assisted by freshman defender, Jenna Dombrowski. This was Cook’s third goal of the season and Dombrowski’s second assist of the season.
The first half only had five combined shots by both teams. The Cardinals had three, led by Cook with two. The Eagles had three corners in the first half but failed to convert any.
In the second half, the Cardinals started off an early goal in the 50th minute. The Eagles however had control of most of the half. They forced 15 shots on the Cardinal defense, but only three were on target. The Cardinals defense succeeded in shutting out yet another team, this being their third in their last four games.
In total, the Eagles had eight corners, with the Cardinals having none. The Cardinal defense forced four offsides for the Eagles. Redshirt sophomore Sabrina McNeill led the Eagles with five shots. Cook led the Cardinals with five total shots. Senior goalkeeper, Tristian Stuteville for the Cardinals, and junior goalkeeper, Mable Dunn for the Eagles each had three saves.
“We have made a steady progress of each game,” head coach Roberts said. “We are definitely moving in the right direction’
The Cardinals remain second in the MAC standings with 22 points. Bowling Green, 27 points, won the regular season title after their 5-0 win against Buffalo on Sunday afternoon. Ohio, 20 points, remains in third, chasing after the Cardinal’s second place spot. The Cardinals will conclude their regular season at home, Thursday afternoon against Miami (OH).